Deer gets head caught in netting in Qualicum, prompting reminder
A deer in Qualicum Beach had to be tranquilized after getting its head caught in netting in the Vancouver Island community. Sun., May 5, 2019. (Twitter/@_BCCOS)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, May 6, 2019 12:18PM PDT
Last Updated Monday, May 6, 2019 5:22PM PDT
Gardeners are being urged to consider inquisitive wildlife when purchasing netting to protect their flowers and vegetables.
The BC Conservation Officer Service posted a social media message reminding gardeners to purchase small-gauge protective netting.
A conservation officer near Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island had to tranquilize a deer that was caught in netting.
The animal had poked its head through one of the holes in the mesh and then became completely entangled while trying to free itself, and had to be cut free.
That's prompting a reminder that garden netting should have holes smaller than the size of a deer's head.